He gave me a clean slate

I was barely surviving living underneath the surface had become my purpose, treading water with the weight of the world pushing me under with each move of my arms. Bled my blood for the sharks to tug of war, and pull me to shreds. I was in my hardest of hearts already dead.

I couldn’t dare look in the mirror of fear of what might stare back at me. The monster within me had been unleashed. Each guzzle of that booze I became green with envy, and woe is me was my new game. With rage bursting through my veins. The air around me felt like a cage. With each sip I slipped away into the bottle to disappear. I was my own genie.

I recall the day knew I could no longer dance with the devil. I could not dress up for his call. I did indeed fall, but knew I wanted back up. I wanted back all that I allowed to be taken away with my insane brain. Bruised, battered, and stained. I cried out for my Heavenly Father in save of my life. He heard my cries, and lifted me from my depravity. His grace surrounded me. He protected me, and guarded me until I was clean of heart to start over again with Him.

God stepped up, and in. He held me up when I was to feeble to walk. He took stock in me. He cleaned me up, wiped away the crusted years of tears. Threw away my alcoholic stank clothes. Breathed into me a new breath of life, and with that my took my fears. I could feel the warmest embrace, softest hands in touch of my face. I did not have a desire to harm myself, all I wanted to do was bask in this new found truth.

He enable~d me to see just for a moment with a new set of eyes a world I had not seen in all too many a year. Tears of joy soaked my face, I knew the wall of shame I built so high was down. I could see the crown, the prize awaits if I could keep on keeping on even at a snails pace.

I could no longer woe is me, or drink with the freaks. I was not her anymore. I was His! He heard my cries, I love the Lord! He emabled me a new life. The old was washed away that day. I realized I must ask forgiveness of the whore I was. Amazing grace of was given to me, He indeed heard my plea. He enabled me to do the next right thing, from minute to minute at first. Now those minutes have turned to years. How sweet my Father’s love for me! Tears for new life in Him, until the end…

I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Psalm 116:1

After 6 1/2 years a mother and daughter reunited by the gracious hand of God! He saved a wretch like me!


Time with my mom

I was able to spend my day with my beloved mom. She was giving of her time to take me to see my surgeon today.

My expander had shifted more causing even greater pain, so this appointment was in hopes of him being able to once again try to manipulate it back into its place.

I was literally in the surgeons office for maybe 10 minutes. It had shifted to where he just turned it left, and bam it was right back to where it belonged. I was in awe. He was so excited he not only high fived me, he hugged me. He knows what a long road this breast cancer journey has been. His face was all lit up.

He wanted me to get my bra on immediately to keep the expander in its place. When he saw my bra, he was not happy. He said it was not supportive enough. His direct orders were to go to lululemon, and buy a very high end sport bra. $213.00 dollars high end.
lululemon makes technical athletic clothes for yoga, running, working out, and most other sweaty pursuits. One bra for my needs was $108.00. I have many girlfriends who shop their. It was quite the treat.

Quite the treat is having my breast expander back in place, and I am praying until my surgery it stays there. My mom, and had a very enjoyable day together today. She even treated herself at lululemon.

So here is too beloved family that is willing to help when we need it. My husband got to work all day, because my mom sacrificed her time. Family is such a gift! God is great, and he knows exactly what we need when we need it!

“Honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself.” – Matthew 19:19

My mommy and me! Cheese 📸


The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 5/2020- God take my will, and my life according to your plan

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “list.” Make or talk about a list. Enjoy!

I have one thing on my list of things to do today. It is simply to step back giving this “one day” over to God and saying “thy will be done, not mine”. When I do this, I get out of the way. It is miraculous how God shows up. He just simply allows the day to go exactly according to His will. I reap the benefits of peace no matter if it something simply marvelous that comes to me, or possibly very painful. He is present in all circumstances, and I am never alone!

My list is to be who God calls me to be today! Maybe today you sit with a grieved, heavy heart. Maybe you are filled with fear, and uncertainty. This world is a little upside down, and backwards. It is not without a purpose though. There is hope in the midst of every storm.

We can dance in the rain, smile in the pain, and raise our hands in praise for He has all authority. He is sovereign. I will today trust God knows better than I do what is best for me. In Jesus name my list is given to my Father, best friend, and He walks on water. He does circles in miracles around my life.

Don’t give up before the miracle happens. I almost did, then I saw a glimmer of light. Now today 7 plus years later I get to delight in giving Jesus Christ my life.

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

“Don’t give up before the miracle happens”


Be careful what you pray for…😂🤙

Please let me add a disclaimer; I would like to explain this was my life as an alcoholic, married to an alcoholic. The insanity of the choices that were made, had no logic behind them. I still am able by the grace of God to find some humor in a few of our catastrophes.

My son had prayed for months every single night for a limousine, and sheep (yeah sheep kind of an odd prayer). I kid you not about 3 months after his continual prayer a super stretch limo pulled up in the round about out in front of our apt complex. My phone rang while in my hands, it was my then husband. “Look out window,” he said. What the…it was white with tinted windows, and it was a superstrech at that. He found this amusing as this was now our “family vehicle”. Bullet Hole decals in all its Glory. Lordy, Lordy! I would not have been surprised to have walked down, and find it full with sheep.

I told Eli to stop praying for such things. At first the kids were excited, it had purple velvet with L.E.D lights, a booming sound system, t.v., and could be equipped with any entertainment game system. Did I forget to mention the bar, oh yeah it had a bar. 

This limo screamed tacky. It was the worst purchase he had made yet. I still was in shock that the title read our names. No way I could drive it, the length alone would be a nightmare with my lack depth perception.  

So here are some very legit reasons besides the obvious a family should NEVER own limo..Unless you want to be a rapper. 🎧🎤

  1. Your kid gets asked if he is famous as he is dropped of at middle school, embarrassed to tell people that is his family car
  2. Your daughter gets hauled inside by the High School security guard. He proceeded to ask her who the man in the Fedora is that drives her to school in a limo. I mean really a Fedora, of course it was her pimp (I mean dad). He thought he was looser drug dealer. Wow! We made quite the impression.
  3. Dad leaves on a film shoot to Israel in the middle of winter, mom can’t drive it unless she wants vehicular homicide on her record.
  4. When traveling across the United States (which yes we did) it breaks down on a Mountian pass. Triple A comes to our aide claiming they can’t help, it is too long to go behind or on one of their trucks. Oh Crap!!
  5. When driving through small towns with a low clearance vehicle, and you cross over a rail rode tie leaving chunks of the car behind. Then having to Jimmy Rig it as no one in town knows what’s up.
  6. Your daughter is so embarrassed to be picked up in it she makes you park blocks away from her school. Even passing by without acknowledgment until her friends are long gone.
  7. Forget about going anywhere. Parking what is that?
  8. People honk, point, laugh, give the thumbs up. 👍ay! We are cool (not)!!
  9. The embarrassment when we do find a place we can go and instead of a Homecoming parade of girls trailing from behind the door it is a family of 4.

I think after all this was said, and done and we see it every now again around town making the prom pick up’s. I would rather own sheep. So what is the lesson learned? Be careful what you pray for😂! It is funny, yet depressing my kids do not tell this story. I almost deleted the picture, but where would the fun be in that!!


I am not one to boast just toast in His blessedness

By the grace of God I am filled with gratitude that I get to be part of such a platform as WP. It all starts in my morning on bended knee. My daily reprieve, “Lord thy will be done”.

That thy will means even in here, that He writes through me. I want to be used for the good of His greater kingdom. I want to be lead by the spirit, and I want to share what my creator has done in miracles in circles around my life.

200 blog posts, just bliss! I thank all of you who read, like, encourage, and stop by with a kind comment. I have actually made a few friends in here, and it has been pure joy! I love what happens when I get out of the way, and let God have His way with my day. 200 blog posts Praise God. Blessed to be part of WordPress!

Acts 20:24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.

Thank you all for being part in my blogging journey

I am amazed! Blessed with your presence!

So this came as quite a surprise, I know I can’t get all caught up in numbers. I did blog in here a few years back under a different name. I had 400 and some thing followers when I came to a stop.

This means a lot to me! I changed up my blog name to open my blog to allow me to just write about anything. I had to be out from the niche I was stuck in before. I wanted the freedom to write about whatever came to heart. I wanted to do photography prompts, writing prompts. A few things I have stuck to weekly as much as I can is Linda G. Hill’s One-liner Wednesday’s, as well her SoCS prompt. I also have really enjoyed Cee’s Black and White photo, and Fun-Foto Challenges. I also participate in Citysonnet’s Photo A day. Amateur photography at its best!

I have only just got my feet wet, there are a few things I have been desiring to try out. Stuart’s, 6 words story prompts, and some of the other photo story prompts as well.

I have enjoyed all of my interactions in here with all of you great people! I wake with many comments to read once my eyes are open enough to read. I have been so blessed by the people who regularly comment. As well the people who know my journey of life pretty well. I have quite a story that I hope to keep sharing. So hey thank you for showing that you care, and I know I appreciate each, and every one of you.

WP is pretty rad! It makes me feel happy to be inside this place, because for me writing is medicinal. I find it soothing to my soul. Even if only but 1 followed me I would still write. I do this because I have so much inside me that needs penned. God I believe gave me a gift, wether you agree I don’t know. I will still go with that in what I know in my heart!

The End,

Blessings all, Lisa M Boyd

Side note: I still am trying to learn the whole ping thing, if you saw how long it took me to get my one-liner right today. Whew it takes longer to do that than write my prompt. So patience truly is a virtue. God bless, because I was wanting to pound on the keys, yes gracious little ol’ me… 😐

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. ~1 Peter 4:10-11

This is my I am studious look, I think it makes look professional 😂

The Sunshine Blogger Award ☀️

Hi all you wonderful peoples! Thank you to https://arielaonthego.com/author/arielaonthego/ for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award for inspiring positive thoughts! Her posts share a charismatic personality, and she represents a polished author. Check out her website. This is a first, so I’m very honored to be nominated. I’m going to post some rules for my nominees.

RULES: Thank the person who nominated you, add the link to their blog, answer the eleven questions given to you, nominate 11 other bloggers, ask your nominees 11 other questions and notify your nominees after you upload your post.

Thank you! What an honor to be chosen for this beautiful experience, thank you so much arielaonthego. Blessings blogging friend…💜

Here are arielaonthego’s questions for me.

1. What is your favorite movie?

I love so many movies this the hardest question for me to answer. I love too many for so many a reason. Lots of 80’s flicks, and a few great ones recently released.

2. Do you like Universal, or Disney better?

Oddly enough I worked for both in Orlando Florida. So I was a guest, as well apart of the crew. This is hard they both are so very different. I will have to say Disney though. I love all 4 parks, and Magic Kingdom really is magical.

3. Are you a total bookworm like me?

I love to read, I have many a favorite author. I mostly read Christian authors. I would not say I have my nose in a book all the time though.

4. On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your level of craziness?

I am can be crazy fun, and I can be a 10 depending who I am with, and where I am.

5. If you had one wish, what would you wish for? (this question has been asked many, many times!)

I would wish my children all the happiness in the world, and pray they all find a relationship with Jesus Christ.

6. Do you like roller coasters?

Not a huge roller coaster fan, I like rides. I can handle indoor coasters better than outdoor.

7. How many countries have you been to?

Sadly one, and that being it is on the Washington State boarder it would be lame if I could say I had never been to Canada.

8. Have you ever set a record before?

I have put a record on a record player does that count 😂

9. Can you spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from memory?

Yep sure can, I love that word!

10. What is your favorite animal?

A Lemur, they are so cute!

11. Do you have a Pinterest account?

I do, but it is not in active use

Bahaha now it is my turn to pick some people that shine.

1. https://healingjourneytolove.wordpress.com

2. https://mindfills.wordpress.com

3. https://myheart2heart.blog

4. https://walkingthroughpsalms.wordpress.com

5. https://takeyourfaithwithyou.com

6. https://photogarphybyhcmorris.com

I am coming up 5 short, and with my most sincere apologies, our daughter one of two now that has tested positive for Covid. Our minds, and hearts are full. So I am a little side tracked, as well we are helping my son move to Seattle Wa. in a few short days.

So here are my questions for you sunshiny bloggers ☀️

1. If you could go anywhere right now where would it be?

2. Beach or Mountains?

3. Do you like whip cream on your hot chocolate?

4. Are you always early, right on time, or late

5. Do you push snooze on your alarm clock?

6. What decade in your lifetime has been your favorite?

7. Pepsi or Coke?

8. Dogs or Cats?

9. What is another hobby you have besides writing?

10. Can you cook? Legit question not everyone can (me). 😊

11. Blanket over head, or head out over blanket

Thank you again, and honored to be all sunshiny. Now to go take care of some family stuff. Blessings all, Lisa